The remarkable life of a fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist.
Fannie Lou Hamer's America is a portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. Through public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist, Fannie Lou Hamer's America explores and celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders.
It might be difficult for one person to truly make a difference. But by working together, through big and small actions, we can change the world. Mariama gets down and dirty for a cause; Adam volunteers as a human shield in the West Bank to experience the other side of the checkpoint; and Ronald stands up for interracial marriage. Three storytellers, three interpretations of FOR THE GREATER GOOD.
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day
During his lifetime, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly to bring equality and justice to Black Americans around the country. King's legacy lives on today through the work of community leaders, activists and ordinary people rejecting systemic racism and building safe, inclusive spaces, promoting acceptance by sharing experiences, educational opportunities, equality funds and more. We commemorate the civil rights leader by remembering his many poignant messages through stories that represent both a lasting legacy and a need for his mission to continue every day until society is fair and just for all.
Fannie Lou Hamer is a strong representation of King’s service; her work for voting rights and peace for all Americans throughout the Civil Rights Movement lay the groundwork for others after her. America ReFramed’s Fannie Lou Hamer’s America celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders – watch the film on 2/22 on PBS and 2/24 on WORLD Channel.
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